Exchange of information between e-casinos is most
efficient when they are under the same roof, so be
alert for sister sites. Single companies often have
multiple cyber-casinos where nothing is different
except the name and graphics. All the account information
and processing are in one spot. Knowing which e-casinos
are sister sites can be useful information. If one
casino is reliable, so are its sisters. In my experience,
sister casinos generally tolerate collection of bonuses
from linked websites; just be aware that they will
have more examples at hand of how you play them. Even
when sites do not have common ownership, they still
share with others the credit card processor, software
provider, and often accounting and technical support.
On the following page are a handful of linked sites.
Don't jeopardize careful play at most e-casinos with
high-risk behavior at others. Things like using different
credit cards to hit the same place is quickly spotted.
Another pitfall is in the referral awards. Marketing
departments usually reward people for sending them
more players, and some hustlers specialize in trading
referrals. The problem with this is that your name
becomes associated with another person, and he may
not be discreet. As this website demonstrates, working
the cyber-river takes knowledge and finesse, something
few of the referral hustlers have.
Your credit card not only becomes linked to whomever
you trade referrals with, but also to that person's
other partners, and their partners, ad infinitum.
You can be tracked down like the county health board
works a syphilis outbreak. Consider trading referrals
only with someone who has proven himself solid in
another context. Never take on random Internet contacts.
The one time I engaged in casual bets with a stranger,
it was with a lump-head who wagered red, black, and
zeros at roulette, a clumsy and obvious method. He
sent multiple referrals to the same places and encouraged
them to cash out instantly after qualifying. Months
later, the e-casino blacklisted me and every account
linked to him. The pig never reciprocated any referral
fees, either. He went by the Internet handle of "Nemo."
If you trade referrals, there is no reason to keep
hitting the same place. Move around; it reduces the
picture any one opponent has of you.
other words, the flop didn't match any of your cards,
didn't give you a valid draw, and contains cards that
are higher than yours. No matter how tantalizing the
promise of your starting cards, fold on any bet. You
will slowly bleed chips if you succumb to the temptation
to call "just one more" little bet on the
flop to see the turn card without a good reason.